Below are some famous women who apparently had been
homeless before. I have tried to provide verification,
where possible, on their stories.
Berry told US Weekly that she lived in a shelter
for a time. http://www.usmagazine.com/halle_berry_1
Clarkson apparently is mentioned in the September
23, 2002 US Weekly. She is quoted as saying "'My
apartment [building] burned down; my car got towed twice,'
recalls Clarkson, who, with nowhere to go, lived in
a homeless shelter for several days."
Eartha Kitt lived in subways, according
to IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0457755/bio
. She also snuck on to the roofs of apartment buildings
to sleep. Quoted in the NY times: "When I see the
homeless now, I empathize," she told Kaufman in
the New York Times. "I know there but for the grace
of God go I," she continued.
Lil' Kim: USA Today Weekend: "At
8, she and her mom left Kim's abusive father. 'There
was a time when my mother and I were living out of the
trunk of her car', Kim says over drinks at the Soho
Grand Hotel. 'We slept in the back seat.'" http://www.usaweekend.com/02_issues/020630/020630celeb_lilkim.html
Rose McGowan apparently was quoted
in Interview Magazine in 1997: "I was homeless
for a year. I teamed up with this other girl - I met
her the first day I was on the streets - and we roamed
all over Oregon and Washington." http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_n3_v27/ai_19481688/pg_2
Fitzgerald: It is well known that Ella spent
years as a struggling, homeless teenager before she
was discovered in a singing competition.
Sally Jesse Raphael: It is written
in her biography "An Unconventional Success"
that she lived in her car for a time.
Debbie Reynolds wrote about living
in her car after divorcing Harry Karl. IMDB writes:
"At one particularly low point in her career, she
confessed to literally living in her car, a Cadillac."
Rivers lived in her car. Apparently it was
noted in a book called "Storms of Perfection"
Hillary Swank: Reader's Digest quote:
"In 1989, when she was 15, Swank and her mom packed
up their Oldsmobile Delta 88 and, with just $75, headed
to Los Angeles. They lived in the car until a friend
gave them a place to stay. Swank's mom used a pay phone
to book her daughter for auditions." http://www.rd.com/content/hilary-swank-interview/